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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (2): 269–304.
Published: 01 May 2002
... Nun’s Tale Catherine Sanok University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan “In this yere was the pley of seynt Katerine.” So reads the entry for 1393 in the Chronicle of London contained in British Library, MS Cotton...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (3): 597–614.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Erin L. Jordan This article uses evidence from Cistercian abbeys in Flanders and Hainaut during the thirteenth century to reconsider the role of enclosure policies in shaping the experience of religious women. The frequency with which nuns appear in the charters outside of their cloisters, when...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (3): 635–655.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of this information was transmitted in correspondence, but the abbess also forwarded printed newsbooks and compiled manuscript newsletters for the royalists. This essay reveals how cloistered nuns engaged directly with the public sphere through their access to news, and how their receipt and transmission...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2006) 36 (1): 103–134.
Published: 01 January 2006
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (3): 567–596.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Claire Taylor Jones This essay explores how the performance of the liturgy was integrated into late medieval education of nuns, for whom liturgical text conveyed both linguistic and spiritual knowledge. In southern German Observant Dominican convents, Latin language was systematically taught...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (3): 519–537.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Mary C. Erler In 1557, William Peryn, an Oxford graduate and a Dominican, published his Spirituall Exercyses . A notable conservative preacher, he had left England, probably after the Act of Supremacy in 1534. The two nuns to whom he dedicated the book, Katherine Palmer of Syon and Dorothy Clement...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (3): 539–566.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Nicky Hallett The representation of time in early modern spiritual self-writing has received little critical attention. This essay seeks to redress that neglect. It focuses on the conception of time in the writings of Carmelite nuns, considering English women’s formulations alongside those...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 53–77.
Published: 01 January 2015
... possession, all of which were expressed in similar ways. Nuns also used suicide threats instrumentally to further their claims as spiritual aspirants singled out by the devil. Enlarging the scope of inquiry beyond Protestant Europe, the essay demonstrates the constitutive role Catholic nuns played...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (1): 141–159.
Published: 01 January 2021
... that increasingly restricted their physical enclosure; they contend that these women also resisted through more subtle cultural means, such as the devotional practice of imagined pilgrimage. Yet recent studies — including one by this author — have argued unconvincingly that late medieval Dominican nuns in southwest...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (3): 615–634.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt This article compares the work of two late medieval bishops and the guidelines each produced for convents. In the late fifteenth century, Talavera (1430–1507), bishop of Avila in Spain, wrote a treatise addressed to the Cistercian nuns of the city that touched on the core...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 261–300.
Published: 01 May 2018
... and sexuality. Ecclesiastical support for a Castilian woman preacher during the early decades of the Inquisition is even more surprising, since Juana claimed that she experienced a sex change before birth. Although Juana identified publicly as a nun and therefore as female, such rubrics as trans or intersex can...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (3): 511–517.
Published: 01 September 2012
... collector of books, the manuscript did not remain in the family’s possession (assuming Seymour’s suggestion that it was a Tip- toft household book is correct). Rather, though we do not know precisely when or how, it ended up in the library of the Brigittine nuns of Syon, a library separate from...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (1): 95–113.
Published: 01 January 2020
... monks and nuns of his era, continued the medieval tradition of writing monastic history.15 In fact, the Maurists sought to introduce a Goodrich / The Antiquarian and the Abbess 97 newfound rigor into the chronicle by employing humanist principles, and Mabillon s own establishment of the scholarly fields...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 79–101.
Published: 01 January 2015
... and domestic goods to female slaves she wanted freed and to “good persons” who were to perform devout acts for her, including a pilgrimage to Assisi for her soul and for that of “my other husband” [laltro mio marido]. But her greatest loyalty and generosity were directed toward convents and the nuns...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (2): 211–246.
Published: 01 May 2000
... and is conventionally taken to signify the onset of Renaissance humanism; The Second Nun’s Tale, Chaucer’s hagiographical story of St. Cecilia that maps out the city at the historical junction between pagan and Christian Rome; and a collection of guidebooks and pilgrims’ texts from the twelfth-century Mirabilia...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (1): 53–73.
Published: 01 January 2020
... of this holy woman as an exemplar rather than as a validator. This article is concerned with how the early medieval abbess described in sixth- and seventh- century lives could become the very model of an early modern nun- saint. Brigid was brought into line with the nuns of a millennium later. Print led...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 487–495.
Published: 01 September 2021
... interpellation of the audience into the fictional story that we see in genres, such as ballads, better documented as performance. The other example that sheds light on our tale is “[The] Lusty Fryar of Flanders,” which describes “How in a Nunnery at the City of Gaunt this Fryer got Thirty Nuns with Child...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (1): 75–94.
Published: 01 January 2020
... frequently represented in portraits and referenced in nuns own life writings as providing the spur for their vocations.5 Direct evidence of ownership is rarer, but as Caroline Bowden notes, Tobie Matthew s 1642 English translation of de Ávila s Life, The Flaming Hart, was a book found in many libraries. 6...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (2): 213–250.
Published: 01 May 2001
... women figured both as innovators (e.g., Mechthild and Hadewijch) and as audi- ences (Dominican nuns, tertiaries, and beguines).3 Nevertheless, as Susanne Bürkle notes in a recent book, even these studies rest on the premise that semireligious women needing...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (1): 109–144.
Published: 01 January 2002
... conventual life by organizing their house according to a monastic rule. They successfully assimilated spiritual models of feminine penance circulating in the late Middle Ages, and they fostered their temporals (worldly goods and proper- ties) just as did nuns from regular orders.1 Evidence...